Hednesford Hills Raceway on Sunday with my son who competes in a short oval formula called "Legends", body shells designed to mimic old American cars of the '30's and '40's, but smaller and fitted to a racing chassis and a powered by a 1250cc Yamaha bike engine. Hednesford, like all oval tracks, is surrounded by a wire fence, for obvious and necessary safety reasons. Which makes shooting through it a challenge, especially on Sunday as it was a bright sunny day and the wire reflects whichever way you look at it. Here are some shots through the fence at various shutter speeds in an attempt to mitigate or blur away the fence as much as possible:- 1/20th of a second shutter, and the car I'd intended to be vaguely in focus (the lead car) almost kind of is, but the fence is a distracting and visible grid across the whole frame. Same again but 1/40th, and this time the horizontal wires of the safety fence are more noticeable than the vertical. Side-on, 1/60th and the horizontal wires are now a solid line, but the verticals are almost gone. 1/60th seemed to be about the sweet spot, but it totally depends on the precise angle as well, here the vertical is starting to be more noticeable again. Such a shame, as these are cool cars, some of them very colourful and they have loads of character, but at most tracks the fence is always a problem. There are other tracks (we're at Aldershot next Sunday) where you can stand right next to the fence and shoot through it to an extent, but not panning shots like these.